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About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable resource source available, and the United States has some of the richest solar resources worldwide. Modern innovation can harness this energy for a variety of usages, consisting of producing electricity, supplying light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial usage.
Solar power makes it possible for property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous ten years, property electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your property value
Several research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed energy costs).
What are the various payment options?
We have many flexible purchasing agreements for customers who would like to install a new home solar system. There are three different payment options, making them a viable choice for customers of all budgets. The payment options include Lease, PPA, and Purchase.
- Low, fixed payments each month
- System insurance for 20 years, including maintenance
- Flexible end-of-term options, including system upgrade, lease extension, and free panel removal
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
- We own the solar panel system
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
What'S The Most Efficient/Cheapest Way To Heat A Room Using Electricity Without Using A Heat Pump?
Is There A Little Heater That Is More Efficient And Least Expensive (In Terms Of Electricity Use) Than Others In Heating A Room? I Have Problems With My Heat Pump--It Takes Several Hours To Warm The House From 43 Degrees To 50 Degrees, And So I Don'T Want To Use It. I'M Wondering What The Alternatives Are.
Also, Does Anyone Know A Solution To The Problems Of Using A Fireplace? I Understand That Unless There Is A Direct Source Of Oxygen Near The Fireplace, That The Fire In The Fireplace Will Use Up All Existing Oxygen In The Room It Is Heating, And This Creates A Vacuum, Which Results In Cold Air Being Sucked Into The House From Outside Through Every Crack And Cranny In Doors And Windows To Replace That Oxygen. This Therefore Results In Colder Rooms In The Rest Of The House That Are Not Being Heated By The Fire In The Fireplace, Since They Now Have Cold Air Streaming In From Outside In Response To That Vacuum Created By The Fire In The Fireplace. So Is The Solution To Remove A Brick From The Back Of The Fireplace Everytime You Want A Fire, So That It Gets Oxygen Continuously? Or Some Other Way, Like Leaving A Window Open In That Room--Which Seems To Me To Contradict The Purpose Of The Fire, Which Is To Heat That Room. A Bit Hard To Do With Cold Air Blowing In To Sustain The Fire.
Thanks For Your Responses.
I've always heard that theory about the fire using up the air in the room and having to draw in air from the cracks, but I've not noticed that in actuality. My brother and I both heat with a back up wood stove with no outside air input and it has no problem heating the house by itself (1500 sf) . I use ceiling fans and keep the doors open to distribute the heat from the centrically located wood stove.
My brother uses the wood heat exclusively. My sister uses a fireplace almost 100 days out of the year, with also no complaints of cold spots in the house.
I think when they use the argument of the fire consuming more oxygen and pulling in air from the vacuum that they haven't considered the other things occurring. First of all there is an amazing amount of radiant heat coming from the fire that warms up dark surfaces all over the room regardless of distance from the fire. Also the fire heats the air which makes it expand. Warm air takes up more space than cold air, So whatever air is needed to be pulled in by the "vacuum" of burning oxygen in the room is replaced by warm air that takes up more space than the cold air it is sucking in from outside. Since the fire expands the air by quite a bit, especially at the flame source, it might be safe to assume that the fire actually generates a positive pressure inside of the house rather than a negative one from the oxygen consumption.
Remember the formula for gases is P1V1 / T1 = P2V2 / T2 , which basically says if you double the temperature of a gas, you also double the volume of that gas. So scientifically it appears that a fire in a room with no outside air source will double the volume of air that it comes in contact with especially close to the fire.
So the real net effect is the two probably just cancel each other out causing no net positive or negative draft in the house.
My house is heated to a great amount by solar heat during the day and since my wife is a smoker, I will notice smoky air migrating toward the open window during the day. For the air to go from inside to the outside could only mean there is less pressure outside than in. The times I have run the woodburner during the day and have opened the window, I have not noticed the air coming in either. If you stand outside you can see the slightly smoky air (from my wife, not the fire) exiting thru the open gap in the window.
The ultimate solution is to drill a hole from your fireplace bottom and pipe to a exit point outside. Put a flap so you can close it when not needed and screen it so varmints don't enter. But like I said , I really am not convinced of the argument to use an outside air supply, though I agree it couldn't hurt to have one.
Have you ever seen window sill solar heaters? They are small solar heaters that mount outside your south windows and when the sun shines the heat moves into your room and at nighttime the sloped panels just shut down. Real simple and cheap designs . Check out "Mother Earth News" magazine and alternative energy area and look for windowsill solar panels.
In regards to your heat pump, something doesn't sound right. At a temp of 43F that should be a great range for your heat pump to work very efficiently. Perhaps your evaporator outside is clogged with debris or is low on refrigerant.
Then lastly, check your insulation, especially windows. Walk in front of a window and see if you feel a draft. I bought an infra red thermometer from Harbor freight tools for about 40 bucks and I walk all over the house measuring the temperature of walls, ceilings, glass ,skylights etc. It is always the glass with the coldest temperatures. If it is 25F outside, the inside of a thermopane window is around 50F. So that means a have a cooler operating at 50F cooling my room toward its temp. So even on my thermopanes I put a piece of that tight shrink plastic on them. The tremometer immediately picked up from 50F at the glass to about 65F on the film surface. Amazing and cheap and stops drafts you didn't know existed. I leave it up all year around because you can't hardly see it and it works great in summer to keep air conditioning bills down
Can I Connect 4.5 V Solar Panel To 3.6 V Battery?
Will This Cause Any Problems, Seeing As The Rechargeable Battery Is A Lower Voltage Than The Solar Cell Output?
What If I Connected 2 Of These 4.5 V Solar Panels To The One 3.6 V Battery? Would That Work Okay?
Btw, Mah Rating On The Solar Panel Is 18. For The Battery, Its 170 Mah
It depends on the battery. Since your voltage is a multiple of 1.2V I am assuming that it is a NiMH or NiCd battery. You should not try this with a Lithium Ion or polymer battery.
Your solar panel cannot provide nearly enough current to damage the battery, so it will work fine. I would recommend adding a rectifier diode like a 1N4004 in series to prevent the power from leaking out in darkness. Solar cells are diodes, but they're not very good ones.
If you had a gigantic solar panel capable of delivering ten amps, I would not recommend this because you'd blow out your battery, but in your case the voltage will drop as soon as current begins to flow and everything will be fine.
BTW it will take many hours to charge the battery with just one panel. You would save time by adding as many panels as possible, wired in parallel.
Where To Buy Solar Panels?
Where Can I Buy Solar Panels Other Than Online In Charlotte, Nc?
If you're not looking for a DIY type of project go to http://www.globalsolarcenter.com/
They have a network of installers they work with around the country so they should be able connect you with someone locally.
If you visit their site they'll provide you with a free solar quote, a break-even analysis, estimated IRR, cash flow analysis, annual savings, and all the incentives you are eligible to receive. Basically, they'll provide you with all the info you need to make a smart decision (if you're looking into a residential scale project of course).
How Can An Animal Cell Be Related To A Car?
What Would Be The _______ Of A Car?:
(Put These Words Into The Blanks And Answer Them Please)
The nucleus can be compared to the driver because it controls what the cell does like the driver controls the car. The cell membrane is like the outer shell of the vehicle because it supports and protects the cell like the outer shell of a car does. The endoplasmic reticulum is like all the wires and pipes in a car which carry materials. Cytoplasm is sort of like the frame of the car because it supports everything inside. The mitochondria can be compared to the engine of the car because it converts sugar to energy like the engine converts gasoline to energy. Any storage compartments and the trunk are like vacuoles because they store things. I am not sure about the lysosomes. If you had a solar powered car the solar panel could be compared to the chloroplast.
6Th Grade Science Questions?
Multiple Choice :
Most Power Plants Produce Electricity By :
A. Forcing The Nuclei Of Atoms To Fuse
B. Capturing Sunlight With Solar Collections .
C. Burning Materials That Contain Carbon .
D. Harnessing The Energy Of Falling Water.
Math In Science
In 1882, The Pearl Street Station In New York City Provided The First Electricity For Private Consumers. It Served 1,400 Street Lamps, And Each Lamp Needed 83 Watts Of Electricty. How Many Killowats Of Electricity Were Needed To Light All Of These Lamps?
- Show The Work Please -.
[ 1 Kw [ Killowatt ] = 1000 W [ Watts ]
Fossil Fuels Form From The Decay Of Petroluem, Coal, Natural Gas, Swamp Plants, Sediment, Or Lignite [ Which One Is It ? ]
That Become Peat Which Changes Into Petroluem, Coal, Natural Gas, Swamp Plants, Sediment, Or Lignite [ Which One Is It ? ] Which Changes Into Petroluem, Coal, Natural Gas, Swamp Plants, Sediment, Or Lignite [ Which One Is It ? ] Which Changes Into Petroluem, Coal, Natural Gas, Swamp Plants, Sediment, Or Lignite [ Which One Is It ? ] Which Changes Into Anthracite.
Fossil Fuels Form From The Decay Of Ocean Organisms Which Become Part Of The Ocean Petroluem, Coal, Natural Gas, Swamp Plants, Sediment, Or Lignite [ Which One Is It ? ] Which Slowly Turns To Rock Which Chemically Changes Under Pressure To Make Petroluem, Coal, Natural Gas, Swamp Plants, Sediment, Or Lignite [ Which One Is It ? ] And Petroluem, Coal, Natural Gas, Swamp Plants, Sediment, Or Lignite [ Which One Is It ? ]
Critical Thinking And Problem Solving .
Suppose You Were The Leader Of A Community Living On A Volcanic Island Near The Equator. Assume There Are No Coal Or Petroleum Deposits On Or Near The Island. What Type Of Energy Source Would You Use In Your Island? Explain.
What a cheating way to do your homework!
Answer for 1. A
2: 1400 x 83 = 116200 W
116200/ 1000 = 116.2 kW
3: Swamp plants, ?, ?, Lignite?
4:sediment, coal and natural gas?
5:How about wind power or solar panels, especially solar panels since you would be near the equator.
The answers to 3 and 4 should be in your textbook and pretty easy to find.